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Respitory Infection Treatment
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?
Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it. Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read more
My 14 month old has asthma and a upper respiratory infection was put on prednisone and albuterol. He's still wheezing after treatments is this normal?
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
I think I got a UTI a week after starting zpak for upper respiratory infection from a applicator for my Estrace. Will the zpak cure uti?
Is it possible to cure from an upper respiratory infection with over-the-counter meds? If so, recommendations please?
During upper respitory infection, I flew & now ear blocked & feel some liquid moving inside ear upon tilting head. What treatment can help me?
My son is 2years & 3months. He has got respiratory infection. But doesn't have any symptoms like cough or fever. What is the treatment?
It depends on the type of infection. If you have strep, then Amoxicillin is one choice.
If you have a more atypical respiratory illness such as mycoplasma, then a course of Azithromycin is indicated. If you are allergic to any medications, it is important that you let your physician know. Most respiratory illness are viral and in healthy individuals requires no antiviral treatment. ...Read more
Be seen: There is a constellation of symptoms, your doctor can determine if you have something viral or bacterial or an allergy. ...Read more
Pollutants: Possibly from pollutants in the air.Get a more detailed answer ›
My hubby & 10 wk son r sick, respiratory infection, 6 days. I think I may b getting it, pervention?
Hard to prevent it: If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a 3-mile race, is wise. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with aches and fevers. A doctor can check for strep throat or the flu. ...Read more
I am taking ceptozil for an upper respitory infection can it cause any adverse affects to my kidney?
Isick for two weeks so I went to the doc and I have a sinus and respitory infection from meds I am better but not fully how long should it last?
Sinus/resp infection: Sinus infxns not uncommonly take a couple weeks to resolve, even with antibiotics. Which part of the respiratory tract was involved? Nose & throat? Or lungs? Uri's tend to resolve in 7-10 days; lower resp tract infxns may take couple weeks depending on how involved they were. After 2 weeks u should be feeling almost your normal self. If not, see doc again. ...Read more
I recent had a fbc done, doc said I shouldn't be worried however reported that I have a high infection result. What does that mean? Is there something wrong with me? She diagnosed me with upper respitory infection and prescribed amoxyln.
Yes: Your white cell count goes up in response to an infection. Your doctor was likely referring to your infective markers being up. This helps us to confirm an infection and treat it appropriately ie with antibiotcs. It should settle with this treatment. ...Read more
Not likely: There are illnesses that can pass from animals to humans like tapeworm, skin fungus called ringworm, leptospirosis, and some others. It is not likely that a cat will pass a respiratory infection to your child. It is unusual for animals to be ill so I would have the cat see the vet. ...Read more
None really: You are thinking of legionella pneumonia, but its not caused by the air conditioning unit. It is caused by the standing water being contaminated by the bug legionella pneumophilla. It can also cause allergic or hypersensitivity reactions in the lung, and generally only affects those with other chronic illnesses (heart failure or emphysema). ...Read more
After a respiratory infection, there can be residual asthma associated symptoms. If this is associated with cough, chest tightness, wheezing, for example, then an inhaler to reverse bronchospasm may alleviate the symptoms.
Since you have pulmonary hypertension, it is important to follow up with your specialist. They can adjust your oxygen supplementation to keep your saturation above 90 percent. ...Read more
My husband has a respiratory infection (3rd day, 1st on meds), is ok for him to be around 10wk baby?
Yes: Remember that infections aren't spread by magic. This type would be spread by contact, either with infected surfaces or respiratory secretions spread by coughs or sneezes. Good hand washing and mouth covering should suffice, just be careful. But no reason dad needs to be banished to the basement... ...Read more
Testing for asthma is a very simple process. It is mostly dependent on your oral history of attacks, when where and why. Respiratory infections can also be diagnosed through routine tests. If you think you are having symptoms of either, please get checked by your physician.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: There are several possible causes for persistence of symptoms due to uris. You can see this with adult pertussis (whooping cough), mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, and there are a variety of chronic conditions that are infectious (tb, fungal, etc.) causes and non-infectious conditions that can do this. ...Read more
Cough and runny nose: A respiratory infection is, basically, a cold. Typical symptoms are cough, runny nose and congestion, restlessness, fever possibly. Sometimes they don't eat as well, especially with the runny nose. If there's trouble breathing, a lot of fever or dehydration, call your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more
YES...: Air, pollution can cause irritation to the developing airways. Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke, for example, can lead to airway hypersensitivity, hyper-reactivity leading to cough, breathing difficulty, wheezing, which eventually make the infant vulnerable to infections, e.g. Respiratory, ear infections, etc. And chronic ill health. ...Read more
Oral sex to blame?:
I would doubt it. That is the simple answer, but I suspect there is more to this question.
Was kissing involved? Was there any trauma to your airway or theirs? Were either of you sick prior to the sexual encounter? Was there an exchange of body fluids?
Now, a throat infection or an oral infection from gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, or syphilis is known to occur during sexual activity. ...Read more
Possibly: Rattling chest could mean upper airway congestion after mucous has traveled up from the lung. ...Read more
Can nebulizing only with Seline be helpful in releasing congestion due to upper respitory infection in a 4 yrs old?
Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want something more. ...Read more
Walking is good: Walking exercises are good to do when you have a uri. ...Read more
URI Symptoms: As long as the symptoms have improved significantly, I think going back to work would be fine. If you still need cold medicine, I wouldn't go back yet as the medicines can make you excessively sleepy. Feel better! ...Read more
I was wondering is a respiratory infection contagious? Will cough drops work as a permanent solution?
The ER said I had upper respitory infection. They didn't give me meds or perscription. I have this bad cough what can I do?
OVER THE COUNTER MED: You have a bad cold. Take over the counter decongestant such as pseudephedrine if you still have nasal congestion. Take an anti-tussive such as Robitussin dm. Take cough lozenges for a sore throat. This is a viral infection. Antibiotics will not help it. It will resolve in 7 days. The dry cough may persist at night for afew weeks. ...Read more
I went to the doctor and I was told I have respiratory infection I have been in my bed under covers. I have a 99.7 temp is this normal?
Normal?: It is not truly normal to have a respiratory infection, but many people get such infections (they often resolve on their own), so we could say it is a normal part of life. Without knowing any of the details, one can assume that it is normal to have a slight fever during the course of a respiratory infection, and that it is normal to be under the covers at some time during the day or night. ...Read more